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Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The mission of United Way of Northwest Alabama is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community to create lasting change. We believe that acting out our mission daily allows us to celebrate diversity, enact meaningful change, and create a more inclusive community. 

Our motto is #LiveUnited, which highlights our belief that it is through continued intentional, united action that we create change, make sustained progress, and elevate all voices in our community. We believe that every individual in our community provides valuable experience, perspective, and insight. It is because of this understanding that we can advance our mission and progress for our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.

We believe that individuals enhance our work and culture because of their identity or differences. We do not discriminate against anyone’s socio-economic class; age; disability; race, ethnicity or nationality; gender; gender identity and expression; sexual orientation; religion and worship practices; education; veteran or military status; family or caregiver responsibilities; personal appearance; genetic information; or political affiliation. It is through cultural competency and responsiveness that we work to ensure that such factors no longer predict success in our community.

We therefore challenge our community to hold our organization accountable as we strive to create an environment that is non-discriminatory, actively non-racist, socially competent, compassionate, and kind. We are committed to addressing any such discrimination through our non-discrimination policy.